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Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program   

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(a) The department shall apportion funds appropriated for purposes of this chapter to school districts on the basis of an equal amount per pupil enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in the prior year, excluding summer school, adult, and regional occupational center and regional occupational programs enrollment. Enrollment shall be certified by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and based on data as reported by the California Basic Education Data System count. A school district in its first year of operation or of expanding grade levels at a schoolsite shall be eligible to receive funding pursuant to this chapter based on enrollment estimates provided to the department by the school district. As a condition of receipt of funding, a school district or charter school in its first year of operation or of expanding grade levels at a schoolsite shall provide enrollment estimates, as approved by the school district governing board and the county office of education in which the school district is located. These estimates and associated funding shall be adjusted for actual enrollment as reported by the subsequent California Basic Education Data System.

(b) For the purposes of this chapter, the term "school district" means a school district or county office of education, and the term "local governing board" means the governing board of a school district or county board of education.

(c) Allowances established pursuant to this chapter shall be apportioned to school districts in September of each fiscal year.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 60200, the State Board of Education may authorize a school district to use any state basic instructional materials allowance to purchase standards-aligned materials as specified within this part.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 892, Sec. 17.)